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ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
26th Nov '12

I like the jeans with the adjustable elastic waistband inside, like the Old Navy ones...my son is tall and skinny too, so I always have to put it on the tightest setting.

BαtMαɳ Secret Bat Cave, FK, Oman 62870 posts
26th Nov '12
Quoting Supafly★:" Yup, this. And drawstring pants. I avoid jeans. "


Lcuky! DS won't wear anything but jeans.

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
26th Nov '12

Elasti-waist

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
26th Nov '12

It gets easier when they're in girl sizes cause more pants Have the adjustable waist. There are also slim sizes in girls sizes too. Maybe try putting her in a size 4 slim and see if those fit her?

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
26th Nov '12
Quoting BαƚMαɳ:" Lcuky! DS won't wear anything but jeans."


DS could give a crap less. I could put a frilly dress on him and he won't care. I got these hand me down size 3T jeans from Old Navy and they were almost as wide as they were long. I was like, what kid's legs are this fat? lol.

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
26th Nov '12

My son is the exact same way. He will be 4 soona nd I have to buy 5t pants because he is so tall and 4t's look like floods. I never buy jeans that do not have the adjustable waist band, we always have to pull it to the smallest because he is so skinny - and it makes his butt look all saggy, lol - but it's the only way we can get pants to fit.



As for the dresses looking baggy, could you buy some coordinating ribbon or something that make a tie that goes behind her back and make a bow? I've done that a few times with the girls dresses, it kind of pulls everything back so it doesn't look frumpy.

Mummy-2-2-Monsters 2 kids; Seven Hills, Australia 8970 posts
status 26th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rain (aka Mama):</b>" What on earth do you clothe them with?? My 3 year old is thin and on the taller side. She seriously ... [snip!] ... Is there anywhere that makes clothes specifically for tall and thin kids? Or do I just need to invest in a sewing machine?"</blockquote>




Belts and adjustable waists don't work with my daughter. She is 5 and wears a 2-3 size with shorts. But with pants length wise is a 5 an waist would have to be a 3. So I buy a 5 and get it altered at an alteration shop. Only way :(



Dresses have to be pinned at the back on the inside.



And shirts for length have to be a size 5 for length but are baggy.

❤ ʘlive Oyl 4 kids; 6328 posts
26th Nov '12
Quoting Rain (aka Mama):" What on earth do you clothe them with?? My 3 year old is thin and on the taller side. She seriously ... [snip!] ... Is there anywhere that makes clothes specifically for tall and thin kids? Or do I just need to invest in a sewing machine?"

Only babygap fits properly. They even sell tall infant sizes.

newmommymandy 20 kids; Chesapeake, Virginia 61 posts
26th Nov '12

My son is a "string bean" child all of his pants have to be the adjustable waist pants. I usually have no problem finding them at Target or Walmart :)

Rain (aka Mama) 3 kids; Monroe, Georgia 6487 posts
26th Nov '12
Quoting Vodka Knockers:" If you have an ounce of seamstress in you, your biggest help will be buying the appropriate length in ... [snip!] ... tall and skinny). Shirt wise, I haven't found a good option other than just having him in a baggy shirt that's long enough."


That's not a bad idea.



I can sew, but I don't have a machine so it's just here and there stuff by hand. But that could work. Hmm..

Rain (aka Mama) 3 kids; Monroe, Georgia 6487 posts
26th Nov '12
Quoting ❤ ʘlive Oyl:" Only babygap fits properly. They even sell tall infant sizes."


Really?



*makes mental note to check baby gap*

Rain (aka Mama) 3 kids; Monroe, Georgia 6487 posts
26th Nov '12
Quoting newmommymandy:" My son is a "string bean" child all of his pants have to be the adjustable waist pants. I usually have no problem finding them at Target or Walmart :)"


I haven't seen any like that in Walmart :( Kids section or baby/toddler section?

Vodka Knockers 1 child; North Carolina 8063 posts
26th Nov '12
Quoting Rain (aka Mama):" That's not a bad idea. I can sew, but I don't have a machine so it's just here and there stuff by hand. But that could work. Hmm.."

Ha, I only sew by hand lol. I can't use a machine to save my liiiiife.
It takes longer, but I feel like the stitching is more secure. I got most of LO's pants done in a day.

newmommymandy 20 kids; Chesapeake, Virginia 61 posts
26th Nov '12
Quoting Rain (aka Mama):" I haven't seen any like that in Walmart :( Kids section or baby/toddler section?"


In both sections (up here in VA, not sure if all Walmart's are the same), But... he's been wearing adjustable waist pants since he was 12 months old :) he's 6 now! & they are about $10-11 bucks so not too steep either!

Rain (aka Mama) 3 kids; Monroe, Georgia 6487 posts
26th Nov '12
Quoting Vodka Knockers:" Ha, I only sew by hand lol. I can't use a machine to save my liiiiife. It takes longer, but I feel like the stitching is more secure. I got most of LO's pants done in a day."


Haha :) I can use a machine, I just don't like them. Probably because I grew up sewing by hand for fun so machines are kinda boring, lol. I may just have to start altering.